As part of her degree course in Education, Margaret studied ceramics for a year, producing a portfolio of work based on her love of the rocky outcrops in Charnwood Forest. As a primary school teacher, she inspired children to make pottery as well as teaching teachers. Further enthusiasm for her own work has been rekindled after a thirty-year break and she discovered a Pottery Studio near where she lives in Nottingham. They provide a friendly working environment and have several kilns for firing. She works on her hand-built work both at the Studios and on her dining room table.
Many of Margaret's hand-coiled and sculpted pieces continue to be inspired by the ancient rocky outcrops near her childhood home. Other works are pierced with hundreds of holes that create a fascinating interplay with light. They feature a variety of clays, concentrating on form and a matt surface texture. Copper oxide, applied for the second kiln firing, adds further abstract surface design to these robust art pieces.